Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such.
- ‘In 2006 Pluto was officially downgraded from planet to dwarf planet, causing much controversy in astronomical circles.’
- ‘A paper in the journal Science has further relegated poor Pluto's status by proving that twin dwarf planet Eris is 27 per cent larger.’
- ‘After being downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet last year, it now transpires it is not even the biggest of those.’
- ‘Ceres and Xena will also be considered dwarf planets.’
- ‘"If you look to the left ladies and gentlemen you will get a perfect view of the dwarf planet Eris."’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.